Tremor shakes valley

KL Report

SRINAGAR

A high intensity tremor that struck southeast Pakistan-Iran border Tuesday was also felt in the Kashmir valley on Tuesday afternoon causing panic among the people.

“A high intensity earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale that rocked Pakistan-Iran border at 4.14 P.M was also felt in the Valley,”  Sonam lotus Regional Director Meteorology told news agency KNS, adding that no damage to life or property has so far been reported from anywhere.

People in some areas here said they had panicked after feeling the tremors. “I ran out of my home when the earthquake occurred. I found some of our neighbors had also run out of their homes”, Said Khalid a local resident of Srinagar.

Kashmir is situated in an earthquake prone region where devastating tremors have wreaked havoc in the past. On Oct 8, 2005, a devastating earthquake killed over 40,000 people on both sides of the Line of Control (LOC).

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